President Lungu Speaking to Journalists
President Lungu Speaking to Journalists

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia as a sovereign state has a right to decide who comes into the country.

President Lungu stressed that it is the preserve of the country to deny or allow entry any person of concern.

The President was commenting on the flamboyant Zimbabwean preacher Uebert Angel who was recently denied entry into the country.

He refuted assertions made in some sections of the media that Prophet Angel was deported.

He explained to Journalists on arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport last evening that the clergyman in question was not deported but was denied entry into the country.

“We did not deport him we just refused them entry, we have the right as a sovereign state to decide who comes and goes out of the country. That’s our preserve as a nation.” He said.

Mr. Lungu said its normal for a country to deny entry a person it does not want to host.

The President pointed out that Zambia has the right to protect and defend the values of the country.

He urged the aggrieved persons to follow the process by find out why they have been denied entry into the country rather than ranting.

President Edgar Lungu returned home from Malabo the capital city of Equatorial Guinea where he had gone to attend the fourth African Union (AU) C10 summit.

The Presidential challenger carrying the Head of state touched down Kenneth Kunda international airport at 23:00 hours local time.
He was received by Vice President Ingone Wina, cabinet ministers, service chiefs, senior government and party officials.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu says Zambia stands to benefit greatly from reforms in the United Nations Security Council through enhanced peace, security and development.

President Lungu said decisions made at the United Nations affect Africa and that once Africa has permanent representation, the continent will be able to secure its interests and promote peace and development.

The Head of State said Zambia cannot exist in isolation from other African countries as she is interfaced with other nations in improving the welfare of African citizens.

ZANIS reports that the President said since he assumed office, he had been worried with the pace at which Africa’s drive for UN reforms was moving.

” Like I always say, peace in the region, on the continent is cardinal for development. So representation in the U.N. Security Council will help Africa a lot” said President Lungu

Mr Lungu said the steps taken at the summit wi?l help revitalise Africa’s push for permanent representation in the UN security council.

He expressed satisfaction at the improved attendance by heads of state at the summit and commended them for their resolve and determination to push Africa’s agenda for UN security council reforms.

The Head of State said he is optimistic that the AU summit set for July later this year will chart Africa’s prospects for enhanced UN security council involvement.

President Lungu said this shortly before departure for Lusaka at Malabo International Airport.

President Lungu was seen off by his host counterpart President Teodore Mbasogo, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Lombe Chalwe and the Zambian delegation that attended the C10 summit in Malabo.

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    • Good and this is the kind of leardship we want. The President should comment on the issues affecting the country. The message is timely!

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    • Well said Mr President Sir! One ECL!!!! Next please ask Rtsa to stop allowing these fake pastors to board buses and coaches where they demand for money after subjecting passengers to their fake sermons which are often full of gibberish.

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    • President Lungu and his Government have our unwavering support on this issue. Zambians who are vulnerable to crusaders of cults and scumbags must be protected. Even in a liberal America. the Federal Government regulated bad cults classic case of David Koresh’s cult in Waco, Texas where he had set up a compound of brainwashing Americans. FBI moved in to burst the cult. Freedom is not absolute in any sphere of life. Otherwise, cults of Alice Lenshina, David Koresh, John Koni, Bushiri, Angels and all hues of counterfeits will spell doom to our people. Bravo your your excellency!

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    • Let those “profits” make their profits in the UK. Useless pastorprenuers! They are really hurt about the money they would have gotten from their gullible poor sheeples in Zambia. Am sure it was already budgeted for!

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    • Most of you know that I dont really support the President in most of his policies, however, I give him a heads up on this one and other positives he is making. He must just tone down on rhetoric that are divisive.

      As for “Prophet” Bushiri’s childish and arrogant displays on that video clip, the government should never allowed him (Bushiri) in this country. We have enough mature men of God in this country to see through these false prophets who only rely on suspicious visions while disregarding the accurate written text from the Word. Christians will get my point.

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    • Shocking that president is engaged in a battle of insults with these preacher entertainers. Why not let Kapyongo help Ba Godfrida?
      I prefer Edgar to comment on under 20 world cup.

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    • It is very unfortunate, Pastor Bushiri should not be saying the things he said in his church video. I agree with Pres Lungu on this particular issue, though I dont know the particular incidents that led to Bushiri’s church-mate being prevented from entering the country

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    • @ Senior Citizen for your uniformed mind- cults are allowed in the USA. What happened to Koresh was the ATF (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms) an independent federal body run like the FBI, stopped on Senior Citizens fellow members and flashed them out! To date it has not been confirmed whether Koresh was killed by the ATF or he committed suicide! What’s important to note here is ONE MANS MEAT IS ANOTHER MANS POISON!

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    • There are better diplomatic ways to deal with such visitors quietly!
      I just hope Zimbabwe and Malawi don not start to give Zambian visitors a hard time.
      Our leadership needs to stop playing to the gallery and concentrate on diplomacy.

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    • LT CAN’T SPELL THE VICE PRESIDENT’S NAME. “He was received by Vice President ‘Ingone’ Wina…”. WHAT A SHAME!

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  1. Things you do while In power may be done to you when you out of power, my advice is make sure you take your medicine and be fair to all

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    • He might think it is funny now, but it can also happen to him. Ask Mugabe and he will tell you

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  2. Zambia… indeed has the right to stop any person (she) does NOT see fitting, appropriate and unsuitable to be in the nation. We have LAWS that gives us those POWERS to STOP anyone that pops up on the entry gates-of-our-nation. This includes bad investors who have proved to be ” Boooogie Investors” masquerading from others nations.

    There is NO misdemeanor or transgression in what Lungu is saying. My hope is that NO one makes a political clout out of this statements.

    Sometimes the TRUTH is just the TRUTH

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  3. Even at 23hrs the VP, Ministers and Security Chiefs go and line-up at the airport?! When will this nonsense stop! It is so counter-productive. I don’t see such taking place in progressive and developed countries. I will be super impressed with the Zambian president who will put an attend to this practise

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    • Even PF00l cadres dancing & beating drums. I hear they are given K100 each,from taxpayer of course.

      Typical north Korea type of worshiping a dictator. When Mwanawasa was president, he scrapped this n0nsense of huge delegations seeing off & welcoming the president at the airport. If only the money can be spent on medicine at UTH.

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  4. Good morning our very and only beloved President of Zambia. Welcome back home to your only and very beloved country.

    We wish to report that the country is at peace, as you may have observed there was no one to block Eagle One. The ones are being corrected.

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  5. Sorry did some body say our beloved president? Is it a typo or spelling mistake? Please correct

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  6. Welcome back home man of the people ! We are proud of u and keep on working hard for Mother Zambia. Will support u through out yr tour of duty as u propel the country to greater heights……never waste time on distractors /arm chair critics.

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  7. That bushiri little f00l should have heard for itself. He was even castigating the Minister with impunity without knowledge that he is indirectly insulting the appointing authority. Let him come and I ask the cops to cage him for a week. He is just a nikompomp

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  8. yes he is right just dont see the relevance of the whole president commenting on an immigration matter,he could have easily referred it to his minions,i think the people who ask questions when he is arriving or departing are placed there with a set of questions to ask,more serious issues are to be addressed such as 75? hike of power and why mines wont be affected by this increment

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  9. Prophet Bushiri is only a messenger from god relying the message that Lungu is wanted by God in hell this year.

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    • Anyway you have rightly referred to your idol as “Prophet Bushiri is only a messenger from god”. ‘god’ with small “G” refers to someone else other than God.

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  10. But should tell the nation as to why you have denied him entry .
    But you enter in other people countries
    & you ‘re from outside .
    I ‘ll be happy to hear u denied entry into one country & see how u will feel. Zambia is not yor personal property

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  11. Sumaili and Lungu’s entourage of pastors and bishops are up to something and as a nation it will be too late by the time we know. This is all very strange, from imprisoning UPND supporters to now fighting Men of God. This is all very strange, Zambians open your eyes. Jesus was denied by his own people, scripture even says a prophet is not respected in his own country, so from this background you Sumaili and team would have denied Jesus entry into Zambia. Do you know the reasons these men of God are persecuted in their own country? who is mugabe to persecute a man of God? who is lungu to deny men of God entry? who are you Sumaili? whats your background? who chose you to be a rev? stop messing with Gods work, let God be the Judge and you concentrate on fattening yourself. The problem is…

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    • We are all men and women of God. Created in his image and loved by him.
      The Bible has warned us about last days when false prophets will arise.
      Your bitterness in you just shows that you might be one of those prophets.

      My friend, it is time for you to realize that these are last days.

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  12. Coming back to Mutinta, I mean the one from HH village. I thought that as a duty mothers (=wives) teach their children good manners and to live within the law. At least mine did and so I am a law abiding citizen. If Mutinta is telling us that freedom includes breaking laws then she should not weep in church when her children break the law and the correction facilities perform the duty that she rightfully should have done if she had been taught well by her parents. Is Mutinta suggesting that when her son is caught with marijuana in USA then Trump should not lock him up because the son has his spirit of freedom to do whatever he wishes? Ba Mutinta ba tumbu, law places limits on our freedom, when you break it you actually get locked up and lose even more freedom such that you lie down in…

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  13. ……Ba Mutinta ba tumbu, law places limits on our freedom, when you break it you actually get locked up and lose even more freedom such that you lie down in faeces as HH is doing according to you. So now with your encouragement both your “beloved” HH and his spirit are in for a LOOOOOONG time in correction. And if he does come out it will not be long before he goes in again.

    And next time there will be no prayers for your husband because we see that you are abusing the Grace of God. What were you weeping if you hate your husband so much as you are displaying?

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  14. Ba President don’t listen to desperate individuals who think God is only with self imposed pastors or Reverends from other countries! Most of those chaps are just magicians who if we are not careful may instill instability in our country! My question is: Why are we so short sighted most of us Zambians? One wonders if us Zambians follow what goes on in other countries in the region or in other well up countries! Some people think that by associating with such self acclaimed pastors they will get salvation. Far from the reality and problems will just add. Zambians let us wake up. In my case I don’t allow any Jim and jack to visit my home with simple reason, “security”.

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  15. Bravo Mr President! That charlatan Bushiri should not be allowed anywhere into Zambia. Even neighbouring Botswana has decreed that he should apply for a visa to enter the country when Malawians generally do not require visas. I just hope and pray that he also does not get one when he applies to enter Botswana.

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  16. This is how useless this Lazy Bum is, commenting on irrelevant issues how can the whole President be commenting on individual cases and he is at it again on an airport tarmac; why dont you call for a Press conference since this Lazy Sausage came to power he has not hosted one and he is not even ashamed.

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    • When the sovereignty of our country is attacked by charlatans like Bushiri and Angel, its wise not to politicize the response of ECL regardless of which party one belongs to. It is not an irrelevant issue when some false prophets think they have a divine right to insult our leaders and demand that the government dances to their tune all in the name of helping the poor whilst raising funds to support their lavish lifestyles.

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    • Jay Jay your hurt has thrown you into misjudge. Well done mr. president.

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    • jay jay you are a lain-less fu with no dignity human sens at all. you shod lean to respect your leader you stup!d UPND blatt

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    • Jay Jay you couldn’t have put it any better. You are so accurate in your comments

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  17. Jay Jay – Respect please to His Excellence the President of the Republic of Zambia otherwise you shalll be send to correction, behave you donkey.

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    • Respect is earned…you are in these issues because of these dull politicans mixing rigftytfre4fggyyuiyyy

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  18. “Presidential challenger carrying the Head of state touched down Kenneth Kunda international airport at 23:00 hours local time.
    He was received by Vice President Ingone Wina, cabinet ministers, service chiefs, senior government and party officials.”

    You have the whole cabinet, Veep, Service Chiefs meeting on an airport tarmac at 23:00hrs to meet up someone who has come back from a two day meeting…who is paying for all this recklessness and lack of seriousness?

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  19. Often before you travel to another country you require a passport, sometimes a visa, sometimes a biometric test sometimes, on arrival they ask why you want to enter a country your purpose how long etc. you will have to fill a form showing where you will stay and even how you will support yourself. If they not satisfied with your responses you can be denied entry. Even where visa requirements have been waived it is no guarantee you will enter the country. Entry to a country other than your own is a privilege not a right. The only question we ask Mr. President is what in heavens name was your foreign minister doing with bushiri?

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    • [email protected] Jay Jay the president was asked by a journalist to comment on the issue, if he didn’t say anything you were going to be the first to condemn him, What kind of thinking is this? Always condemning, opposing almost every thing! Indeed you are an armchair critic.

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    • The President should refer such matters to relevant ministries…rather than commenting on per arranged questions from Times Reporters.

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  20. How come Kalaba is seen with Bushiri, Angel’s so called spiritual son? Lungu can you explain this?

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  21. I was listening to Dr bushili lamenting that whether hard or soft he’s coming to Zambia…for what reason should he force him self on Zambia….

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  22. Mr lungu we have problem for the road from shesheke to Livingston this road ‘s really bad please do something mr President, please let’s leave this man of God to pray for our country’s we’re all African ,but the Bishops they’re problems they mas leave Bushiri alone, Bishop banda and Imakando they don’t travel to ather countries to pray for people? they are only in Zambia?

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  23. You are busy on social media discussing people yet you getting poorer and poorer. Those are talk about they are business partners.

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    • If you’re waiting for the govt to sort out your poverty issues, you need serious counseling. Just make up your mind to get out and employ yourself!

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  24. Infact he must be reminded(Ushili) that we are not short of MAGICIANS in Zambia and who invited him and why being angry shame on this short boy

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  25. Mr. President, we agree that as a nation, we have the RIGHT to decide who we allow into the country and who we dont. For those we dont allow in, there MUST be well spelt out rules that each one of us can easily read and understand.

    As things stand, there is no policy. This is the problem we have Mr. President. Lets not run a country using undefined pocket agendas.

    SHOW US THE POLICY that denies certain class of people from entering Zambia.

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  26. For a govt to sink so low and engage in ‘Cho Chise’ with a fly by night prophet, now what does that say about lungu and his PF? If it’s petty and childish and very stup!d that’s the environment they thrive in. How could Zambians do such a wicked thing to themselves, asking punks to govern them!

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  27. That is a good move by the President to protect the integrity of this country. I also pray that dangerous military mercenaries like Obasanjo must not be allowed to set foot in Zambia. The whites are using him to organise military tactics to distabilise the SADC region.

    The Rhodesian whites created RENAMO to destabilise Mozambique and caused severe desruption to normal life in Malawi and Zambia. SADC leaders should advise Obasanjo to help West Africa wipe out the BOKO Haram which has caused destruction of lives in Nigeria, Cameroon and other West African States.

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  28. Bushiri is visionless. If he was truly a “man of gold”. He is so short sighted and he thinks he can go on air and blast people who are like his parents just because he has got some poor tv channel with people hoaring loudly and daring a country’s leadership. He acted like a fool of he is not already one.

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  29. No real issues from Lungu. How about discussing austerity? Starting with banning the constant huge government delegations and hordes of cadres excursions to the airport every other week. How about sitting down to tell us what economic direction the country is taking – in view of the constant flip-flops over energy, agriculture, land ownership, job creation, who is an investor, a breakdown of how loans have exactly been used, position on education in general etc. Please don’t refer to the manifesto, this is about what is happening on the ground in terms of coordinated policy or a discernible plan.

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  30. Please this issue should be taken care by ministers not the way round by so called,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ?I don’t want to commit treason bye.

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  31. Zambian Musicians flock to Malawi every day to sing and make money, why do yu want to create problems with your real and true Neba Malawi,

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